Tyler Wolf, Designer in Stockholm, Sweden
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Tyler Wolf

Verified Expert  in Design

Designer

Location
Stockholm, Sweden
Toptal Member Since
July 15, 2015

For the past seven years, Tyler has worked as a veteran digital product professional spanning user experience design, data visualization design, and front-end development. He was a user experience designer at E*Trade and spent two years running product development at a blockchain startup. His work can be seen in publications by The Brookings Institution. He was awarded a patent for one of his interface designs. Tyler is a great communicator.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Data Visualization Designer

2018 - PRESENT
The Brookings Institution
  • Designed and implemented interactive data visualizations for Brookings Institution's online content.
  • Implemented charts with full-browser compatibility using D3.js. These charts are published to a global audience on a well-known platform.
  • Worked closely with experienced economic researchers to convert their visions into live visualizations.
Technologies: Sketch, D3.js

UX Designer

2018 - 2018
Sentinel Labs
  • Redesigned the information architecture and UI design of the Sentinel Labs commercial real estate platform.
  • Incorporated user feedback on the previous platform design to pare down extraneous functionality.
  • Redesigned UI, optimizing for a smooth UX and promoting most-used platform functionality.
  • Designed data visualizations to provide key insights about user data.
  • Designed a dashboard to provide actionable content for users on first login.
Technologies: HTML, CSS, AngularJS, Sketch

Data Visualization Designer

2017 - 2018
Sun Genomics
  • Designed an engaging visualization for Sun Genomics' customer reports.
  • Created an interactive visualization design to illustrate customer biome data.
  • Built a hybrid visualization to animate deterministically placed visual marks based on user input.
  • Designed an interface where users could explore a series of test results through a table/interactive chart UI.
Technologies: Sketch, D3.js

UX/Data Visualization Designer

2017 - 2018
Yewno, Inc.
  • Designed the core UI of the Yewno financial platform (an AI research platform for investors).
  • Designed the data visualizations which were focused on simplifying the complex web of information surrounding investment research topics and illustrating the nature of their connections.
  • Created visualizations of portfolio investment structures aimed at surfacing key insights into portfolio performance.
  • Centered the designs around the user experience which converted information into knowledge for users, enabling them to explore their acquired knowledge in a natural, intuitive way.
Technologies: Sketch, D3.js

Director of Product Development

2015 - 2017
SolidX Partners
  • Designed a proof-of-concept blockchain app for embedding document proofs on the Bitcoin blockchain.
  • Coordinated a rebrand to coincide with the release of a blockchain-based cybersecurity platform.
  • Translated product requirements from stakeholders into functional designs and prototypes for the development team to build.
  • Managed the development team when deliverin the initial release of a flagship blockchain-based identity product.
  • Coordinated the initial release protocol and KPIs for the initial product release.
Technologies: JavaScript, InVision, Sketch, Ethereum, Bitcoin, Blockchain

User Experience Architect

2015 - 2015
E*Trade Financial
  • Designed the landing page updates for E*Trade's online brokerage platform.
  • Redesigned the trading UI that accommodates the stock-and-option trading along with various trading strategies.
  • Rearchitected the trading platform news section based on the information architecture and usage analytics.
  • Oversaw web accessibility and ensured that the new digital designs were ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.
Technologies: InVision, Adobe Illustrator, Axure RP Pro, Sketch

User Experience Designer

2012 - 2015
Novus Partners
  • Worked, initially, as a front-end developer then shifted to a product/user experience designer.
  • Made incremental design improvements to the UI of the financial analytics platform.
  • Surveyed employees at hedge funds and allocators to understand product needs and used usage analytics to identify effective feature improvements.
  • Designed and maintained data visualizations across the platform.
  • Incorporated UX processes that were compatible with the company's previously implemented Agile software development processes.
Technologies: D3.js, JavaScript, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision, Sketch
2007 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA, USA

2005 - 2007

Completed Credits in Electrical Engineering

Trinity College - Hartford, CT, USA

Tools

InVision, Sketch 3, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Xcode, Sketch, Axure RP Pro, Cinema 4D, Sketch Plugins, Adobe After Effects, GIS

Languages

JavaScript, CSS, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript 6, R

Platforms

iOS, Ethereum, Mobile

Other

Google Material Design, Data Visualization, Data-informed Visual Design, Adobe UX, Blockchain, Bitcoin, D3.js, AngularJS, Lifestyle, Mobile Design, Agile UX, UX Research, Product Strategy, Virtual Reality (VR), UI Design, UX Design, User Research, Business Development, Game Design, Game Assets, Designing for Data, Financial UX, Dashboards, Dashboard Design, Charts, User Interviews, User Experience (UX), User Interface (UI), Wireframing, Publication Design, Web Animation, SVG

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